Graphics/CAD involves the visualization, sketching, and geometric construction of mechanical components. Students will layout and create 2D working industrial drawings that adhere to industry standards. This course will illustrate CAD drawing construction techniques that implement graphical communication through the use of the alphabet of lines, orthographic projection, section views, auxiliary views and the creation of assembly and detail mechanical components.
This course is a first semester, freshman level course. It is a broad introductory study of the basic characteristics of engineering materials. The course will emphasize the selection of metals, plastics, ceramics, and composites for mechanical design purposes. The relationships of structure, material properties, and material selection to the design/ manufacturing process will be emphasized.